DeAndre Hopkins’ pay day could be coming this summer.
With Houston Texans’ wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins entering the final year of his current contract, many people are wondering when general manager Rick Smith will ink him to a new long-term deal.
It sounds like Hopkins could get a new contract within the next few months.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle says he believes Hopkins will sign a new contract with the Texans before the regular season.
"“I expect it to be done some time before the start of the season. I think he’ll sign an extension…usually they get these things done right before or during training camp. When they do it for their top guys with one year left. And I think they will make him one of the three, four highest paid receivers in the NFL,” said McClain."
NFL teams typically won’t allow a player like Hopkins to play out his entire contract.
Like McClain said, teams will typically make sure they get a deal done before the regular season begins as the player gets ready to enter the final year of his contract.
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With Hopkins being a player that doesn’t get into trouble and doesn’t bring any drama and unwanted attention to the Texans, there’s no doubt he will get taken care of.
While Hopkins won’t become the highest paid receiver in the NFL because he’s a notch below players like Antoine Brown, Julio Jones and Odell Beckham Jr, he will likely get a contract that pays in the range of $14 million a year.